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The Ties That Bind

Posted by Mary D'Alba on Sunday, March 7, 2010, In : Spiritual 
You're restricted,
conflicted,
wondering where
you're going next.
You're tied up,
bound by the past,
the shoulds, the regret,
held so tight
you can't move.
You wonder about
how you can be free,
how you can change
the future ahead.
But the rope tightens
you can't get free
but why?
Look around -
who is stopping you?
There is no one here but you.
Set yourself free,
break the ties that bind,
the hold is your own,
once you remove that,
there is not much
that can stop you now.
What does that rope
...

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In The Shadows

Posted by Mary D'Alba on Wednesday, March 3, 2010, In : Spiritual 
~One From The Archives.  Enjoy!~
 
In the shadows
Hides the past
The things I thought I left behind
The people who impacted me
 
In the shadows
Hides my clear sight
The soft hue is fuzzy and grey
The confusion sets in
 
In the shadows
Hides my fears
The burden I no longer want to carry
But the shadows flicker with reminders
 
In the shadows
Hides my pain
A reminder of tragedy gone by
Threatening to show themselves in the light
 
In the shadows
I remind myself it isn't real
They are fading, f...

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I Have Found Happiness In My Heart

Posted by Mary D'Alba on Monday, March 1, 2010, In : Spiritual 
I have found happiness in my heart.
What an unusual place to find it!
I haven’t seen it there for a long time.
I almost forgot what it felt like.
 
I have found happiness in my heart.
It’s the place that it should be all along.
I never realized how cold I felt without it.
The warmth reminds me of where I want to be.
 
I have found happiness in my heart.
The small flame fights to get brighter.
I can feel it chipping away at the ice
And the pieces are melting away.
 
I have found happiness ...

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It's A New Day

Posted by Mary D'Alba on Sunday, February 28, 2010, In : Spiritual 
It's a new day
a fresh start
a better way
to live from the heart.
 
It's a new day
the past is gone
cares float away
happiness lives on
 
It's a new day
start something new
who cares what they say
grab what you're due
 
It's a new day
make a beautiful course
take time to play
connect with your source
 
It's a new day
make it your own
change is in your hands
look how much you've grown!
 
~Copyright 2010, Spiritualitygirl~

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Put Your Heart Into It

Posted by Mary D'Alba on Saturday, February 27, 2010, In : Spiritual 
Put your heart into it.
Add love in whatever you do.
Find ways to give hope
and see the good as best you can.
Because when you look
though the eyes of
compassion, love and
understanding, you see things,
people, situations in whole
new vision and light.
When you shut your heart off,
you lose your ability to
see clearly.  Your agenda takes over.
Your eyes close.
There is no seeing it
for what it is.  You may be
seeing it for what it will be,
could be, can be, might be.
What about reali...

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Who Do You Listen To?

Posted by Mary D'Alba on Thursday, February 25, 2010, In : Spiritual 

Who do you listen to?

People on the outside and

voices that aren't yours?

Maybe they know better,

you say, how could I know?

How could you not?

What is best for you

can only be determined by you.

Misteps you have made

in the past make you believe

that you don't know what's best.

Aren't mistakes part of learning?

You grow from your mistakes,

you see diamonds in the rough,

opportunities in the challenges,

so why aren't mistakes

a part of your learning curve

while you're here?

Yes, they are no fun

but they are w...


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Happiness

Posted by Mary D'Alba on Wednesday, February 24, 2010, In : Spiritual 
~One from the archives.  Enjoy!~
 
Happiness comes in all shapes and sizes
all situations, great and small
it doesn't matter what you encounter
Happiness makes you stand tall
 
Happiness makes you laugh,
smile, giggle and grin from ear to ear
you can't hide the joy you feel
your feelings become very clear
 
Happiness comes from within
others can steal it - at least they can try
you have the power to be up or down
you can decide how you fly
 
Happiness is the beauty you see,
the love you feel,...

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Step Forward

Posted by Mary D'Alba on Monday, February 22, 2010, In : Spiritual 
When you realize you are far from center,
not in the place you want to be,
you have a choice.
Stay where you are and
not reach your goals, be miserable
and feel like life is never going to change.
The other choice is to take steps,
no matter how small, no matter how few,
to get back to your center.
You didn't get the far away in one day,
you won't get back to the center
in one day either.
Even if you have to take a step back,
you still be closer to your center.
Have patience, persevere
and fi...

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You Are Who You Are

Posted by Mary D'Alba on Saturday, February 20, 2010, In : Spiritual 
You are who you are.
Being someone else doesn't fit you.
So be comfortable in your skin.
Love all of who you are.
Doing that, you inspire others.
How?
You release fear.
You remove the mask.
You bow out of the game.
You are you.
And trust me,
you are spectacular.
Yes, you.
There is nothing you can't do
once you embrace 
who you are.
Not sure who you are?
Well, time to get to know
yourself better than ever.
What do you want in life?
What is no longer acceptable?
What are your talents?
Who are ...

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You Are Powerful

Posted by Mary D'Alba on Friday, February 19, 2010, In : Spiritual 

You are powerful.

You get through the hard times.

You move with grace.

You still fight when exhausted.


You are powerful.

You have an endless well of strength,

even when you feel like it's dry,

you manage to find more.


You are powerful

waking up every day

turning your face to the sun

and saying "I can face it"


You are powerful.

Helping others in need,

smiling even in pain,

staying positive in the rain.


You are powerful

even when you don't know you are.

So believe in yourself

that you can handle

whatever comes yo...


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You Are Beautiful

Posted by Mary D'Alba on Wednesday, February 17, 2010, In : Spiritual 
You are beautiful.
Inside and out.
Your beauty glows and
lights up the world.
It shines brighter than
any coin or diamond,
it is more stunning than
the most gorgous painting,
it is warmer than
the most perfect summer day.
Your beauty is 
your unique gift to the world.
And yet, some days
you hide it.
You don't believe in
your beauty
for whatever reason.
But I say
your beauty is what
sets you apart
from all the rest.
You can't hide it,
you can't deny it,
so embrace it.
Because your beauty
touc...

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To Yourself Be True

Posted by Mary D'Alba on Tuesday, February 16, 2010, In : Spiritual 
Sometimes the questions
don't get answered.
Sometimes life will not
deal the best hand.
Sometimes it will not
make sense at the time
but it is always
within the plan.

It can be hard to trust,
to understand the reasons why,
but it might not be clear
why you now have tears to cry.
So let the sorrow flow,
release it from your heart and mind,
but while you deal with these feelings,
make sure to yourself you're kind.

There are lessons to be learned,
growth in the way you live and love,
the schoo...
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What Can Love Do?

Posted by Mary D'Alba on Sunday, February 14, 2010, In : Spiritual 

There is love all around

in eyes, hearts and hands.

The world has lots of potential

for love to be part of the plan.


It's free to give and receive,

it can turn around the bad,

it can heal the hardest hearts

and make the sad turn glad.


It takes a lot of risk to love,

to send it to all you meet,

but once you unleash it wildly

it's one of the sweetest treats.


Love brings the lightest feelings,

happiness, joy and celebration

it has power to move mountains,

it can gently change a nation.


So on Cupid's day,

when he...


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Try Again

Posted by Mary D'Alba on Sunday, February 7, 2010, In : Spiritual 
Try again.
When it seems hopeless
and out of reach,
frustrating and maddening,
and not in your control,
Try again.
When it strikes fears -
of failure, of success,
of the unknown, you won't know
how it be will unless you
Try again.
When you don't think
you have enough strength,
stamina or smarts,
when you're ready to
cover your head,
Try again.
When others are telling you
that you can't but
there is a little voice inside
saying "you can",
Try again.
When you tried one
or one hundred times
the ...
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Let It Take Shape

Posted by Mary D'Alba on Friday, February 5, 2010, In : Spiritual 
It has no shape right now
it's just sits, it needs your inspiration
and you look at it,
wondering where to start.
How do you mold it?
What can you do to give it shape?
So you take hold
work on it, using your hands
to make it something special.
You take a break,
look at it with different eyes,
start over sometimes,
but you keep working.
Making it beautiful,
making it your own.
It takes shape,
it gains personality,
it is yours.
No one can change it
quite like you can.
No one can shape it
quite...

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I can

Posted by Mary D'Alba on Thursday, February 4, 2010, In : Spiritual 
You can do anything
you set your mind to do
your focus getting you going
there is nothing
that can stand in your way
unless you allow it to happen
When you say "I'm too old", "I can't",
"I won't even try",
then your mind says "You're right"
and nothing happens.
But when you say
"I can do the work",
"I can do it", "I can make it happen",
your mind says "Okay!"
and gets to work helping you!
It will come up with creative,
ingenious ways to lead you
to accomplish your goals.
Wow!  You now have...

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You Have All You Need

Posted by Mary D'Alba on Wednesday, February 3, 2010, In : Spiritual 
There is beauty is whatever you see
what comes into focus
what you chose to look at
you can view it through clear or cloud eyes
 
There is value is what you experience
the joys and the sorrows
the irritations and the natural flow
all of it makes you who you are
 
There is life in your dreams
they just need extra attention
and a little love and care
to breathe on their own
 
There is determination in your soul
it may be quiet but it sits waiting
your passion will bring it out when ready
meanwh...

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Take A Look In The Mirror

Posted by Mary D'Alba on Monday, January 18, 2010, In : Spiritual 

I wish you could see yourself

as I see you each day.

There is much more than the surface,

much more here at play.


You won't look in the mirror

can't you see it's only the outside?

What about all those wonder things

that you insist you have to hide?


It's not as bad as you think.

I promise you don't need to fear.

Just take a look in the mirror,

I guarantee it will all come clear.


Your heart is evident

is all the ways you live.

You are generous, kind and loving

and have so much more to give.


So please, take a l...


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Right Now

Posted by Mary D'Alba on Sunday, January 17, 2010, In : Spiritual 

Right now.

That is all the matters.

The past is a memory.

The future is potential.

Right now.

That is all that is certain.

When you travel back in time,

or project years ahead,

all you can see and do

is create ideas and speculate.

You can only affect right now.

Right here, this moment.

Experience what is right in front of you,

don't let that chance get away.

Plan for the future, learn from the past,

but don't live life in either place,

live only in right now.

Because as you're looking all around you,

you are m...


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The Wonderful Deserving You

Posted by Mary D'Alba on Saturday, January 16, 2010, In : Spiritual 
I ask you, my dear
why do you live in the fear?
They don’t appreciate your light
nor understand how you persevere.
 
And yet, you give your power away
to others whose allegiances stray.
Taking a risk for loyalty is a game
and you may be losing when you play.

Those who do not deserve you
will fade away, it's true.
You'll feel better, grow stronger,
and find a way to survive, you always do.
 
Don't let anyone knock you down,
throw their stuff on you or break your heart,
you deserve better, y...

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Merry Go Round

Posted by Mary D'Alba on Friday, January 15, 2010, In : Spiritual 

You can ask yourself,
"Why did I do this?"
"Why did I choose that?"
Jump on that merry go round
and spin until your get dizzy
because that's all your doing -
going round and round.
It's a ride that will keep going
until you chose stop and get off.
Sure, it's easy to examine why
you do things after it's over.
But don't forget, at the end of it all,
it's still in the past.
All you have left
are the fragments of memories,
the lessons of the mind,
maybe of the heart,
and who you are.
Because e...


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Miracles

Posted by Mary D'Alba on Thursday, January 14, 2010, In : Spiritual 
When you experience a miracle
your life changes in a second.
It doesn't have to be big or small.
A miracle is a glorious experience -
one that shifts energy into
happiness, relief and delight.
We experience them often,
more often than we think
through people in our lives,
moments we cherish,
risks we take and
compassion that is shown.
It brings light to all those
who are involved -
giver and receiver.
Because a miracle can save and give
a life a second chance.
It isn't the end of the road...

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See It Differently

Posted by Mary D'Alba on Wednesday, January 13, 2010, In : Spiritual 

Breathe.
Step back, take a breath.
It's not so intense when
you gain a bigger perspective.
Get out of the middle and
get on the sidelines.
Wow, you just gained sight.
It's too hard to see the bigger picture
when you're analyzing the specs.
Breathe.
Look around, take it all in.
You'll see more than before,
notice new things,
embrace other views.
It's time to see it differently,
even if you've seen it
thousands of times before.
Breathe and open your eyes
to something brand new.
 
~Copyright 2...


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You Make Choices

Posted by Mary D'Alba on Saturday, January 9, 2010, In : Spiritual 

You make choices
they were the right ones at the time
live with no regrets
love with all your heart
 
You make choices
based on experiences in your life
what you've learned
what you've heard
 
You make choices
knowing you may have to sacrifice yourself
but are doing it for the higher good
for the benefit of someone you love
 
You make choices
the best that you can
with good intentions
and a open heart
 
You make choices
your life is yours to lead
make positive impacts wherever you go
and leav...


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Can I Be The Repairman?

Posted by Mary D'Alba on Friday, January 8, 2010, In : Spiritual 

Can I become a repairman?
Tinker with it until it's back together
or put together differently.
Does it have to be the same?
Can it be beautiful with new parts?
Can it be uplifted and shifted?
 
Can I become a repairman?
Find all the pieces
that are scattered around?
Take care to glue it back together,
treat it with kindness, love
and compassion as it blends as one.
 
Can I be the repairman?
Grab the fists of those who fight
and make them shake on it?
Stop the damage and start the healing
as ...


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I Can See Clearly Now

Posted by Mary D'Alba on Thursday, January 7, 2010, In : Spiritual 

I can see clearly now.
My eyes are opened,
the tears have stopped.
I have perfect sight.
It was right in front of me - 
that jewel, shining bright,
but I pretended not to see.
It was there the whole time.
People even pointed it out to me
but I resisted seeing it.
So now I look and I am amazed
at what I have.  I've had it all the time.
But I denied it, ignored it.
The cloudiness, the darkness
hid it from my sight or
maybe I did it on my own. 
I thought it might be dulled out,
cracked, broken...


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Find Your Center

Posted by Mary D'Alba on Tuesday, January 5, 2010, In : Spiritual 

Find your center
stand strong on your foundation
nothing will be able to shake you
if you are in your power place
when you glide around
and you aren't anchored
then you are unbalanced
how are you handling situations
when you aren't as solid?
You can't think straight
your ideas aren't as creative
when you haven't established a base
Take a few moments everyday
to find your strength,
your power, your ground
and then it is much easier
to come from your heart
Do it now, do it everyday
 
~Copyright...


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In The Wings Of An Angel

Posted by Mary D'Alba on Sunday, January 3, 2010, In : Spiritual 
As she rests
she lies quietly
But her mind is nothing but quiet
Those thoughts race
She worries, anticipates,
thinks about what is coming up next
Before tomorrow comes
It’s an exercise in mental jumping jacks
And while she thinks she is resting
she is exhausted but asking for a sign
Then she feels a gentleness
A softness nothing like of earth
the feathers wrap her like a blanket
of warmth and love
Holding her, comforting her
letting her rest, soothing her mind
whispers tha...

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Make Yourself Available

Posted by Mary D'Alba on Friday, January 1, 2010, In : Spiritual 

Make yourself available
to all the experiences you can
take chances, don't fear
because they shape who you are
you can learn, you can grow
no matter what the outcome
 
Make yourself available
to bringing new people in your life
open your heart and mind
to others that aren't in your circle yet
lots of love is waiting for you
just start with a smile
 
Make yourself available
forgive those that have hurt you
bridge the gap with those far away
put the past behind, work it out
do your best to hea...


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New Beginnings

Posted by Mary D'Alba on Friday, January 1, 2010, In : Spiritual 
Start fresh
open your eyes to a new day
you have a clean slate
now is the time to write,
draw and create something new
Sure, it's the new year
but what about starting each day,
each time that you open your eyes,
with a clean slate?
Yesterday is still the past,
just like this year will be very soon.
So don't just make a resolution for 2010,
make one everyday.
Live life happily, be smart in your decisions,
let regrets go and say goodbye to
people who aren't good to you.
Smile and laugh often, h...
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Shine On, Baby, Shine On

Posted by Mary D'Alba on Wednesday, December 30, 2009, In : Spiritual 

You are beautiful,
talented, and bright.
Light surrounds and
beams from you.
You can try to hide it
but it won't work.
There is too much
love and light within you
for others not to see.
Don't be surprised
when others recognize you
for who you are.
The more you are in touch
with who you are,
the brighter you will shine.
And why not?
Who says you shouldn't
illuminate the world?
Who says  you aren't
as worthy as others?
Because you are.
There is nothing that
can or should stop you
from being ...


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We Have Hope

Posted by Mary D'Alba on Saturday, December 26, 2009, In : Spiritual 
We have hope
when we pray
when we wish upon a star
when we reach out
when we find courage to speak
 
We have hope
when we ask for help
when we try something new
when we take a deep breath
when we put aside differences
 
We have hope
when we make changes
when we work to be better
when we see our faults
when we leave the past behind
 
We have hope
when we deal with our stuff
when we do our work
when we face each day
when we love with no boundaries
 
We have hope
we offe...

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Changes

Posted by Mary D'Alba on Wednesday, December 23, 2009, In : Spiritual 
It all changes in a second
just wait for it to come around
it never stays exactly the same
the ground is shifting ever so slowly
but it is moving, changing
take a breath and wait for it to happen
you'll be amazing what is revealed
when you settle and let go
let go of the control and anxiety
let it happen, the way it is supposed to happen
live your life as it changes
send the energy out that you're in motion
and the world, the universe will respond
if it's not working, then it's not meant to w...

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I Walk In The Sun

Posted by Mary D'Alba on Monday, December 21, 2009, In : Spiritual 
I walk in the Sun,
feel the light on my skin,
breathe in the air,
connect to the earth.
It all seems so simple.
The sounds of life all around me
but life of nature, not life itself -
no cell phone, tv, ipod or laptop.
I walk in the Sun.
It shines it warmth on me.
I feel comfortable in its rays
holding me gently
as it takes away the drama.
It reminds me of the simple things.
The pleasure I take for granted
by just taking a walk.
I'm usually too distracted
to see all the riches
waiting for me, ...
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The Hole

Posted by Mary D'Alba on Sunday, December 20, 2009, In : Spiritual 
I'm already at the bottom
I look up, see the light
how do I get out of here?
the shovel is not going to help
 
I wonder why I thought
it was best to keep digging
did I want to be hidden?
did I want someone to not find me?
 
But now that I am here
I feel no better, the perspective is darker
There has been no improvement
actually, things have gotten worse
 
So now I have to find a way out
I have to climb back up to the top
and as much work as it took to go down
it will take even more work to ge...

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It's Okay

Posted by Mary D'Alba on Saturday, December 19, 2009, In : Spiritual 

It's okay to make mistakes
you're human, after all
just remember to learn the lesson
and when it's  done stand up tall
 
It's okay to get angry
feelings are part of life
find a way to make it positive
don't live your whole life is strife
 
It's okay to feel sad
disappointment happens sometimes
but when you win, it reminds you
to cherish the joyful times
 
It's okay for people to come and go
no matter how long they stay
their teachings are valuable
they made you who you are today
 
It's okay w...


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The Door

Posted by Mary D'Alba on Thursday, December 17, 2009, In : Spiritual 

I'm looking at it
this door in front of me
it's closed, I've locked it
I don't know what's on the other side
 
I look around
noticing the room
it's a place I know
but I've grown out of it
 
But this door
it's holding back the unknown
things are waiting on the other side
that's the only sure thing I know
 
I can leave it closed
sure, why go through?
I've done a lot of work on this room
I have it just the way I want it
 
But it holds me in
It comforts me, it keeps me safe
if I open to door
it ...


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The Flower

Posted by Mary D'Alba on Tuesday, December 15, 2009, In : Spiritual 
You start from the beginning
small and learning
trying to grow and figure out
your way to the sunlight
 
The dirt is so warm
and also cooling
it stores our roots
those things that build us
 
But we need care
water, sunlight, nutrients
our development is slow but steady
we learn as we grow
 
Now we change
stem, leaves and brightness
we're so green and bright
we seem the same but are unique
 
Rain will come and go
Sun will dry us off
We deal with light and dark
and we stay strong
 
As we stand...

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It's That Time

Posted by Mary D'Alba on Sunday, December 13, 2009, In : Spiritual 
It's that time
to think of others
be generous with your gifts
and spend time with those you love
 
It's that time
to give of what you can
and maybe a little bit more
and share lots of blessings you have
 
It's that time
to love all around you
to help all who need it
to forgive those who hurt you
 
It's that time
to laugh harder than usual
to give hugs freely
to smile at those you don't know
 
It's that time
to give of your blessings
and know that as good as you feel now
you can feel that way ...

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How Do I?

Posted by Mary D'Alba on Saturday, December 12, 2009, In : Spiritual 
 
How do I see clearly?
Wipe the cobwebs from my eyes
look through the tears
and see what it really there?
 
How do I think clearly?
Shut off the voices
stop making lists in my head
and focus on one thing at a time

How do I act with purpose?
With all the things I must do
with everything that is undone
I have too much on my plate
 
How do I touch my Spirit?
when it seems like it isn't there
or it's buried deep inside
beyond my reach?
 
How do I get over the hurt?
when it...

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The Cycle

Posted by Mary D'Alba on Wednesday, December 9, 2009, In : Spiritual 
The Sun shines
wakes up the earth
the flowers reach up for the light
the grass turns green
the trees bring back their leaves
flowering and awakening
we have hope
 
The Sun beams
the earth is at play
the flowers sway in the warmth
the grass drinks of the summer showers
the trees provide cover
growth and living
we have joy
 
The Sun still shines
the earth starts to quiet
the flowers retreat
the grass sleeps
the trees burst with the brightest colors
celebration and change
we now reflect
 
The S...

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I've Seen The Light

Posted by Mary D'Alba on Tuesday, December 8, 2009, In : Spiritual 

I've seen the light
it is so bright in my eyes
almost blinding me
It illuminates all that is around me
Nothing can hide in the shadows anymore
Nothing.
I'm not sure how I feel about that
How can I deal with those things
I thought were gone?
How can I look at what was in
the shadows of my mind?
Can the light help me?
Can the light show me the way?
Now it seems that the only way
for me to let those things go
is to shine the light on them.
See them for what they are.
Are they real?
Are they sti...


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Life Is For

Posted by Mary D'Alba on Monday, December 7, 2009, In : Spiritual 

Life is for loving

enjoying relationships

being happy

and feeling loved

 

Life is for experiencing

enjoying nature

being yourself

and achieving your greatness

 

Life is for lessons

enjoying the teachings

being challenged

and graduating with honors

 

Life is for challenges

enjoying the outcomes

being blessed

and handling the stress

 

Life is for living

enjoying the ride

being alive

and expressing yourself

 

It's your life

so ask yourself

what is your life for?

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If You Stay Here

Posted by Mary D'Alba on Thursday, December 3, 2009, In : Spiritual 

If you stay here

you will not learn

because knowledge comes

from learning the lessons

 

If you stay here

you will not grow

because maturity comes

from pushing your limits


If you stay here

you will not change

because shifting comes

from beautiful movement


If you stay here

you will not realize

because awareness comes

from opening your eyes

 

If you stay here

you will not shine

because light comes

from the universal flame

 

If you stay here

you will not breathe

because air comes

from the refre...


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Just Breathe

Posted by Mary D'Alba on Tuesday, December 1, 2009, In : Spiritual 
Just breathe
others will try to sway you
but you're just as solid as ever
 
Just breathe
others try to break you
but you'll be able to be handle the pressure
 
Just breathe
others will try to knock you down
but you'll show them how tall you can stand
 
Just breathe
others may think you are weak
but you'll tap into strength you never thought you had
 
Just breathe
others may underestimate you
but you're amazing, courageous and truthful
 
Just breathe
there is no one that can hold you back
ther...

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Just When You Think

Posted by Mary D'Alba on Monday, November 30, 2009, In : Spiritual 
Just when you think
you can't do it anymore
something gives you the motivation
to keep going on your path
 
Just when you think
you have nothing left
something gives you the resources
to find exactly what you need
 
Just when you think
you have no support
someone opens their heart and hands
to lift you up high
 
Just when you think
the situation isn't positive
something shows the silver lining
in the clouds above
 
Just when you think
it is an impossible task
someone places the final puzzle ...

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Don't Fall

Posted by Mary D'Alba on Tuesday, November 24, 2009, In : Spiritual 

Don't Fall
it may be easy to drop
but you can't rise up
if you head below
 
Don't Fall
it may be easy to stop
but you can't move forward
if you give in
 
Don't Fall
it may be easy to let go
but you can't achieve
if you let it beat you
 
Don't Fall
it may be easy to give up
but you can't make progress
if you let them win
 
Don't Fall
it may be easy to believe the lies
but you can't find the truth
if you buy into the words outside you
 
Don't Fall
fight for what's important
keep your head up
an...


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Give A Gift To Others

Posted by Mary D'Alba on Monday, November 23, 2009, In : Spiritual 

Give a gift to others
of happiness and joy
share your laughter and smile
with those who have lost their sparkle

Give a gift to others
of compassion and kindness
share your ear and kind words
with those who hurt and are in pain
 
Give a gift to others
of love and blessings
share a hug and heart
with those who have lost or never felt love
 
Give a gift to others
of forgiveness and release
share an example of understanding
with those who need to forgive themselves
 
Give a gift to others
of your...


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You Were Meant

Posted by Mary D'Alba on Sunday, November 22, 2009, In : Spiritual 

You were meant for greatness
don't doubt the power within
you have much to give
to those around you
 
You were meant for happiness
don't doubt the joy within
you have many moments to laugh
and smile so bright
 
You were meant for love
don't doubt the feelings within
you love and cherish many
family and friends encircle you
 
You were meant to leave your mark
don't doubt your impact
your kind words and open hands
will lift all those your come in contact with
 
You were meant to be beautiful
d...


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Your Story

Posted by Mary D'Alba on Saturday, November 21, 2009, In : Spiritual 

Sometimes you just need to rest
take a load off, put your feet up
let the world continue without you
just for a few moments, be still
 
Reflect on where you're headed
release the past, where it belongs
let your inner voice get louder
it has a lot of thoughts to express
 
You have to make a decision
about how your story is told
others may want to write your pages
but your book is your own to write
 
So decide what you want to say
is it poetry, a commentary or fiction?
do you want people to kno...


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Treasures

Posted by Mary D'Alba on Friday, November 20, 2009, In : Spiritual 

Where is it, I wonder
I'm looking high and low
it's not where I thought I put it
it's not in the places I know
 
I'm searching far and wide
I can't seem to understand
that all the answers I'm seeking
are right in my hands
 
But I've been told there are wiser
there are gurus that have the key
it seems far fetched
that all the answers are within me
 
the treasures locked deep down
the ones I thought I had to hide
the words I bought from others
the gems I initially denied
 
But who knows me bet...


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No Matter

Posted by Mary D'Alba on Thursday, November 19, 2009, In : Spiritual 

No matter what they say

listen to your own voice


No matter how it plays out

know it happened the perfect way


No matter what tries to derail you

keep steady on your path


No matter how long it takes

hold steady to your dreams


No matter what is going on

keep happiness and a positive attitude


No matter what happened in the past

leave it behind and look forward


No matter what situation you're in

know that it can change in a moment


No matter who has hurt you

forgiveness sets you free


No matter what you think

you k...


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Inspiration

Posted by Mary D'Alba on Wednesday, November 18, 2009, In : Spiritual 
It grows within my heart
from a very small flame
it burns ever so softly
with my gentle loving aim
 
I have to keep it going
the light that wants to shine
my logic tries to shut it down
but I hear the voice of the divine
 
It asks me to see past the smoke
the mirrors that make it unreal
the daily grind of unimportance
the life that is not my ideal
 
I ask for some inspiration
those signs that lift my soul
the power to look past the mundane
to the things that make me whole
 
I see it in the cl...

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Wish Upon A Star

Posted by Mary D'Alba on Sunday, November 15, 2009, In : Spiritual 
I looked in the mirror today
and saw my reflections
the life I have led
the choices I have made
the emotions in my eyes

The mirror was asking me to look
to see the reflections
to remember what I have been through
the places I am going
the joy of today

The light illuminated it all
the reflections I was experiencing
I could see the bruises, the scars,
the smiles, the tears,
all that I am made of, all that I will be

There is no avoiding it
the reflections I must see
I have to face what faces ...
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Reflections

Posted by Mary D'Alba on Saturday, November 14, 2009, In : Spiritual 

I looked in the mirror today
and saw my reflections
the life I have lead
the choices I have made
the emotions in my eyes
 
The mirror was asking me to look
to see the reflections
to remember what I have been through
the places I am going
the joy of today
 
The light illuminated it all
the reflections I was experiencing
I could see the bruises, the scars,
the smiles, the tears,
all that I am made of, all that I will be
 
There is no avoiding it
the reflections I must see
I have to face what fa...


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The Destination

Posted by Mary D'Alba on Tuesday, November 10, 2009, In : Spiritual 

It's never about the destination

it's about the journey

so why not slow down

and enjoy the view for a while?

enjoy the steps you take?

don't lose sight of the lessons you learn,

the chances you take, the changes you've made

as you go for your goal

because as you walk you path

you may find

the destination is already reached

way before you make it to the end


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Spirit Said

Posted by Mary D'Alba on Monday, November 9, 2009, In : Spiritual 

Spirit Said,
"You are a beautiful being of light"
and I said
"But it seems so dark, I have no sight"
 
Spirit Said,
"Your soul is perfect right now"
and I said
"But I have so much to do, so many more vows"

Spirit Said,
"You're learning your lessons well"
and I said
"But I mess up constantly, I can never tell!"
 
Spirit Said,
"You are a gift to all you meet"
and I said
"But I have conflicts, troublesome relationships I repeat!"
 
Spirit Said,
"Your heart is open as wide as the sky"
and I said
...


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The Gem

Posted by Mary D'Alba on Sunday, November 8, 2009, In : Spiritual 

I can't see to the middle
I can't see but this mess
I can't see an out or change
I can't see beyond the stress
 
But I know there is more there
there has to be below the shield
If I can get there
that wound can finally be healed
 
I peeled away the layers
I got down to the core
the gem that lay below
the gem I hadn't seen before
 
It was brighter than I ever imagined
It was beautiful, breath taking even
I can't believe I hid it that long
Now I have something, someone, to believe in
 
I was pr...


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The Battle

Posted by Mary D'Alba on Wednesday, November 4, 2009, In : Spiritual 

The Battle starts
we scream our battle cry
we rush into the fray
we are courageous
 
The Battle wages on
we fight with heart
we stand our ground
we make our presence known
 
The Battle gains speed
we learn our lessons
we create new alliances
we win, we lose, we win again
 
The Battle makes us weary
but we must keep fighting
because our hearts deserve defending
our souls want to learn
 
The Battle is our life
we live it with fierceness
we have made a new path
we have touched our greatest poten...


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The Wheel

Posted by Mary D'Alba on Tuesday, November 3, 2009, In : Spiritual 

The Wheel will turn
it is inevitable
it will bring you up
and push you down
 
The Wheel of Change
it's at the core of our lives
wait for the spin
it comes back around again
 
Part of the life's cycle
is to move through the joy and pain
the wheel may slow down
but it will never stop, never fear
 
There may be times
when the Wheel doesn't move fast enough
you wonder when it will turn
you wonder why you're stuck
 
But when things seem to be at the worst
keep hope that the wheel will spin to the...


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I Remember You

Posted by Mary D'Alba on Saturday, October 31, 2009, In : Spiritual 
I remember you
memories of years past
life as we knew it then
people we were at one time
 
I remember you
we traveled the path for a while
lessons taught and learned
love and laughter we shared
 
I remember you
maybe it wasn't always easy
but you were a part of my life
and I have set a sacred space for you
 
I remember you
tonight as much as any other night
when I can talk to you
when I can tell you how much I love you
 
I remember you
throughout the years
throughout the lifetimes
our souls s...

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I Have Found Peace

Posted by Mary D'Alba on Monday, October 26, 2009, In : Spiritual 
I have found peace
in the quiet of my life
in the stars in the sky
in the eyes of my love
 
I have found peace
in walking to through my life
in stopping at the challenges
and moving forward once again
 
I have found peace
in the lives that touch me
in the love that I give
in my own foundation
 
I have found peace
in my connection to spirit
in my connection to the earth
in my connection to my soul
 
I have found peace
my mission is keep it alive
to offer it to others who need it
and to keep it...

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We Truly Live

Posted by Mary D'Alba on Friday, October 23, 2009, In : Spiritual 
The sky above
The earth below
the heart in between
the spirit all around
 
a sweet reminder
of our place in the world
the impact we make
the ripples we send across the land
 
Each step we take
reminds us of our place
it is a good place
no matter where it is
 
So we move on
we strive forward
we honor the land, our heritage
our purpose, our contract
 
When we let ourselves be
just who we were meant to be
the heavens and earths open
and that's when we truly live
 
~Copyright 2009, Spiritualityg...
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Celebrate Each Day

Posted by Mary D'Alba on Monday, October 19, 2009, In : Spiritual 
Celebrate each day
for your eyes opening
your early morning breath
breakfast of champions

Celebrate each day
for your heart beating
the hugs you receive
the laughs from your belly

Celebrate each day
for the work that you complete
the relationships you build
the lives you touch

Celebrate each day
for the moments that make you pause
whether they are unbelievable
or amazingly good and memorable

Celebrate each day
for the challenges you face
you can handle them with your famous style
with...
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Ready To Play?

Posted by Mary D'Alba on Saturday, October 17, 2009, In : Spiritual 
Fate deals us the cards
how we play them in our choice
whether we fold, go all in or bluff
we hold the cards, remember?
 
Our chips are worth so many things
fame, fortune, family
love, hate, pain, 
success, joy, happiness
 
Our game is the one that we play
people sit at the table
they may support us, challenge us, or deceive us
but they are all part of our game
 
Some people leave the table
they take their chips and go
whether or not we understand their strategy
their own game is in play too
...
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I breathe again

Posted by Mary D'Alba on Friday, October 16, 2009, In : Spiritual 
I take a deep breath
and I dive in
I can't see
the waters are muddy
 
I swim, I push my arms
I fight against the water
trying to hard to get there
I will make it to the other side
 
I come up for air
and dive back in
I can't stop now
treading water in not an option
 
I am so tired
but I go further
I can see the horizon
I have to make it
 
My new journey begins
if I can make it through this
I reach out, I touch land
I can breathe again
 
 
~Copyright 2009, Spiritualitygirl~
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We Join Together

Posted by Mary D'Alba on Thursday, October 15, 2009, In : Spiritual 
We join together
in unity
in peace
in solidarity
 
We join together
to build up
to support
to lend a hand
 
We join together
for common purpose
for strong energy
for belief in a cause
 
We join together
when times are tough
when there seems to be no hope
when the battle needs us
 
We join together
because we can
because we care
because we love
 
We join together
to help others
find their voice
their hearts
and their lives
Uplifting as one
 
 
~Copyright 2009, Spiritualitygirl~
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Being In Touch

Posted by Mary D'Alba on Tuesday, October 13, 2009, In : Spiritual 
The air called to me
so I went to the sky
sat on a cloud
and watched the world go by
 
The water called to me
so I went to the sand
sat on the beach
and watched the world expand
 
The earth called to me
so I went to the ground
lay on the dirt
and listened to the world's sound
 
The fire called to me
so I went to the red hue
warmed my hands
and saw the world's flames burn through
 
My Spirit called to me
it was time to go inside
listen to the words
and let Spirit provide
air, earth, fire and w...

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Treasures of Life

Posted by Mary D'Alba on Friday, October 9, 2009, In : Spiritual 
We often forget we are human
that we live lives of trials and tribulations
our souls don't have all the answers
our instruction manuals are not complete
 
So we learn by error and experience
we misstep and take victory walks
we hurt and we heal with our words
we cast out and draw in with one breath
 
But we are our own judges and juries
we sentence ourselves to years of pain and purgatory
trying to navigate through life
with chains around our feet and hearts
 
We are worse on ourselves than o...

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It Starts With Me

Posted by Mary D'Alba on Thursday, October 8, 2009, In : Spiritual 

It starts with me

The good work I can do

The hard work I put in

The rewards I get to reap

 

It starts with me

A positive attitude

A strong will

A heart that's open

 

It starts with me

The change I wish to see in the world

The impact I hope to make on others

The life I wish to have

 

It starts with me

The people I have in my life

The experiences I draw in

The way I handle those people and experiences

 

It starts with me

how I chose to live

how I chose to love

how I chose...


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This Woman

Posted by Mary D'Alba on Wednesday, October 7, 2009, In : Spiritual 

Like the Phoenix, she rises again.
the ashes represent her past.
They lie on the ground,
flying away into the calming wind.
 
Like a Scorpion, she stings.
her needle makes a direct hit.
They feel the pain of her wrath,
her point has been made.
 
Like a Horse, she runs
moving quickly through the fields.
Her hair blows with the breeze,
her beauty and grace is in her movement.
 
Like a Butterfly, she flutters.
Her wings, small, yet powerful.
She flies through the air,
gliding across the sky, lo...


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You Are My Angel

Posted by Mary D'Alba on Tuesday, October 6, 2009, In : Spiritual 
Finally those words sunk in
I can feel them in my bones
I heard all of the syllables
and the soothing, caring tones

I haven't been treating myself very well
this I finally figured out
I know there were times I was frustrating
I knew you had your doubts

But I had to learn it on my own
no matter how hard of a lesson it may have been
I know you were ready to give up
you thought it just wouldn't sink in

It's important to me that you know
all those talks meant something to me
I may have seeme...

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The Flames

Posted by Mary D'Alba on Monday, October 5, 2009, In : Spiritual 

The Flames
burn so bright
the orangey red flickers
throwing off soft light and heat
 
The Flames
burn away confusion
the ashes of the past float away
what's left is my future
 
The Flames
burn away illusion
the heat teaches me caution
I must proceed with thought
 
The Flames
burn away inhibitions
I sit around the circle
I am encouraged by the warmth
 
The Flames
encourage passion
I am driven to take action
I let nothing stand in my way

The Flames
illuminate my way
the light burns bright
I ca...


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Reach Out

Posted by Mary D'Alba on Sunday, October 4, 2009, In : Spiritual 

Reach out
and grab the hands of the one you love
tell them how much you care
and don't be afraid to share
 
Reach out
and touch the someone with affection
let them feel a touch so tender
so they may open their heart and surrender
 
Reach out
and help someone to their feet
hold them up, brush off the dirt
and hug away the hurt
 
Reach out
and take a chance even when scared
the greatest growth comes from courage
even if you have moments when you're discouraged
 
Reach out
share your life with t...

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My Song

Posted by Mary D'Alba on Friday, October 2, 2009, In : Spiritual 

My voice so soft

I can barely hear myself speak

the words come at a whisper

my story is not being heard

 

I want to sing

but I am scared

what if I am not a good singer?

what if my words don't make sense?

 

I try to let out a note

but it cracks and is out of tune

will I ever get my song out?

will my voice ever be strong enough?

 

So I practice

I fine tune the song

I warm up my vocal cords

I learn to sing from masters

 

I am encouraged

my song is getting stronger

I am stil...


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I come full circle

Posted by Mary D'Alba on Thursday, October 1, 2009, In : Spiritual 
With wands, I create action.
Moving the energy,
breaking through the barriers.
I make things happen.

With swords, I use logic.
slicing through disbelief,
organizing my ideas.
I think uplifting thoughts.

With pentacles, I generate abundance.
taking care of all my needs
drawing in everything and everyone I need.
I lay a strong foundation.

With cups, I drink from the emotional well.
quenching my thirst,
touching every emotion.
I embrace my feelings.

With spirit, I connect to my soul.
waking ...

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Clearing the Room

Posted by Mary D'Alba on Tuesday, September 29, 2009, In : Spiritual 

When I walked into the room
I tripped over the clutter
I can't seem to get organized
things are flying around everywhere

Wait, let me grab that one
no, I'll hold on to this one
did I forget this one?
oh no, I lost that one

I have to put these in order
then I can think better
Yes, I will throw out what I don't need
and put these other ones together

Ah, I see this is from my past
now, why am I keeping that?
Oh, I need to check it for my future
because I can't seem to let go of it

And this p...


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Didn't I once see you fly?

Posted by Mary D'Alba on Sunday, September 27, 2009, In : Spiritual 

I can't seem to find you
behind that wall so high
you seem to be hiding
didn't I once see you fly?

There are others who will ground you
but I don't understand why
they may have opinions
but I hope they aren't ones you buy

You may think it's easier
to sit down and hide
but I see you as you are
my eyes are open wide

You are who you are
don't let anyone tell you you're less
you are the one
that knows yourself the best

Come out from behind that wall, my dear
hold your head up high
let them ta...


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Enjoy life as love grows

Posted by Mary D'Alba on Saturday, September 26, 2009, In : Spiritual 

Inspired by the "Wifey for Lifeys"

I see you for who you are
this day and in every form
there is nothing wrong with you
you are my beacon in the storm

We have weathered a few, haven't we?
The rain, thunder and lightning fears
the threats of being swept away
the heartbreak and tears

We've managed to survive in it
wait, we've actually thrived
because we've learned with every misstep
there is a new path to find

Your love has made me better
I never believed you were real
you touched the soft pa...


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The Forest

Posted by Mary D'Alba on Friday, September 25, 2009, In : Spiritual 

I'm in the middle of it

right in the middle of it, I think

I can't really see

from where I am

 

It's dark, well, sort of

I see some light

but I can't really figure out

how I get out of here

 

I see different paths

but I can't see clearly

the trees are blocking my views

and making me confused

 

Maybe I should keep moving

get out of the middle of this

maybe I should follow the light

the light that I can barely see

 

So I move, at times it may be slow

I may need to sit agai...


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The Lotus

Posted by Mary D'Alba on Friday, September 25, 2009, In : Spiritual 

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